As in most Viennese middle-class homes, music was regularly played in his parents’ house, in keeping with the general musical atmosphere of the day. Encouraged by his father and older brother, Alban Berg began to compose music without benefit of formal instruction. In September 1904 he met Arnold Schoenberg, who was quick to recognize Berg’s talent and accepted the young man as a nonpaying pupil. The musical precepts and the human example provided by Schoenberg shaped Berg’s artistic personality as they worked together for the next six years.
Read our commentary on June 1st @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2018/06/alban-berg-1885-1935.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast281-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Pdcast #281 - 01 June 2018)